Man sues Apple for hearing loss caused by listening to his i...


LimeiBook86

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Everyone knows that listening to something at a very high volume will have a negative effect on your hearing. It warns you about it in the documentation that comes with the iPod. The case will be thrown out in court and everyone will laugh. :D
 

ekalb39

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Apple should just put a message on the iPod that says only for people with common sense. :D
 

rogueimage

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The guy doesn't even actually have hearing loss, he's just suing because he potentially could? Let me follow this logic. He's "smart" enough to determine that the iPod could damage his hearing, and sue over it, but not smart enough to just not turn the thing up too loud? What's more, Apple already has a warning! If he wins, I will... well, okay, I've already lost all respect for civil courts. Can respect go negative?

On an unrelated note, I'm suing Craftsman for not warning me that their screwdrivers could rupture my intestines if... inserted improperly. Who's with me?
:rolleyes:
 

LimeiBook86

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rogueimage said:
On an unrelated note, I'm suing Craftsman for not warning me that their screwdrivers could rupture my intestines if... inserted improperly. Who's with me?
:rolleyes:
Hahaha, I think this guy might be dumb enough to try that in court ;)
 

Analog Kid

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rogueimage said:
The guy doesn't even actually have hearing loss, he's just suing because he potentially could?
Actually, the guy apparently doesn't know if he's suffered hearing loss...
I recommend this one simple test: Can you hear me say "You freakin' moron!"?
 

winmacguy

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rogueimage said:
The guy doesn't even actually have hearing loss, he's just suing because he potentially could? Let me follow this logic. He's "smart" enough to determine that the iPod could damage his hearing, and sue over it, but not smart enough to just not turn the thing up too loud? What's more, Apple already has a warning! If he wins, I will... well, okay, I've already lost all respect for civil courts. Can respect go negative?

On an unrelated note, I'm suing Craftsman for not warning me that their screwdrivers could rupture my intestines if... inserted improperly. Who's with me?
:rolleyes:
In that case all Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes owners and owners who own other high powered sports carts should also sue the manufactures for the potential deaths caused from high speed road crashes that the owners may possibly have in their cars, and, while we are at it, all hand gun owners should sue Smith and Wesson, and all other hand gun manufactures because they could potentially be killed by their weapons.

Note The above mentioned cars and weapons should ALL come with a message warning the user of the possibility of death by car crash and/or death from shooting or being shot by ones self or another person on the side of the firearm.

With regards to the original article, what a fu*ken stupid law suite!:mad:
 

Superdrive

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I've decided to sue Budweiser because there product made me sleep with an unattractive person resulting in personal trauma. Damages: [dr. evil]One hundred billion dollars.[/dr evil]
 

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Blue Velvet

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An Apple Computer Inc. spokeswoman, Kristin Huguet, declined to comment.

Presumably because she was too busy laughing her head off...


This is a serious waste of a court's time.
 

24C

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New Flash : "MacRumors user sues man for wasting his time in a pointless article about an idiot."....Hmmm I wonder if that would work. :rolleyes: :D
I'm sure there's a clause in the small print when you register that forums are a waste of time, or maybe it's just common sense :rolleyes:
The real joke is sustained noise does affect your hearing, and there is so much we are exposed too in urban life, which we have no control over, and you'd struggle to litigate against. Bring on a soft target. Endgame? Bypass the ears and tap straight into the brain :eek:
 

admford

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Hmmm.... If I remember, AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiting System) is turned on by default on all iPods with screens. Also as noted, has always been some documentation regarding hearing loss if listening at too high a volume (this type of warning has been around since Walkmans were popular). My guess is that the judge might end up just throwing out the case, it's just too stupid and the guy is just doing this following some hype in the media a few months before.
 

Fender2112

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What about the attourney that takes the case? He should be shot in the foot for encouraging the client to file such a rediculous claim.
 

Stella

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Only in america.

Reminds of me people wondering why they are fat when they eat McDonalds et al every day.

"The iPod players are "inherently defective in design and are not sufficiently adorned with adequate warnings regarding the likelihood of hearing loss," according to the complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., on behalf of John Kiel Patterson of Louisiana"

I don't know about in america, but in the rest of the world its commonly known that excess noise will damage your hearing.

Common knowledge, common sense.

There will be a lot more of these stories in the future, unfortunately.
 

finchna

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Only in America :rolleyes:
and France

"Apple was forced to pull the iPod from store shelves in France and upgrade software on the device to limit sound to 100 decibels, but has not followed suit in the United States, according to the complaint."
 

atszyman

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The courts should hear the case, laugh him out of court and impose a penalty of getting "fixed." People with this little common sense should not be allowed to re-produce, God only knows what they would do to a baby.

"But, your honor, my dog stays outside all day with a bowl of food and water, has a lovely doghouse, and can use the yard to relieve itself. You mean to tell me that I can't do the same thing with our baby? (S)He crawls like a dog doesn't (s)he? and it saves money on diapers."